Colchester United 1-2 Crewe Alexandra

Crewe Alexandra climbed back off the bottom of the table as they came from behind to win at Colchester.

The U's were ahead at half-time thanks to on-loan Everton defender Luke Garbutt's deflected 25-yard free-kick.

Chuks Aneke then equalised for the visitors on 73 minutes with a precise finish after Brad Inman found him free in the penalty area.

And, just three minutes later, Tom Hitchcock headed in an Inman corner to earn victory for the Alex.

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Crewe boss Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"We made a real slow start. It took us a while to get going but we finally did after they scored.

"The free-kick took a wicked deflection and went into the opposite corner that Ben Garrett was covering. There was nothing we could do about that. It just about summed up our luck of late.

"But we got them in at half-time and had a bit of a rallying cry. I just said to them that we had endured a miserable last four months or so let's go out and try and end the year on a high for everyone.

"I wanted them to go out and put on a performance and to come back for the first time this season is a brilliant start on what we need to do."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford2315441749
2Leyton Orient2314632548
3Wolves2314632148
4Preston2312831044
5Peterborough231238839
6Rotherham231085838
7Port Vale231139036
8Swindon231049934
9Walsall23977434
10Bradford237106931
11MK Dons22949431
12Coventry231166829
13Crawley23788-529
14Colchester23698-427
15Carlisle237610-1227
16Gillingham247512-1026
17Sheff Utd236710-725
18Oldham226610-524
19Shrewsbury235810-423
20Tranmere236512-1623
21Bristol City234109-322
22Crewe235612-2621
23Stevenage235414-2019
24Notts County245316-1118
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